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post #1 of 17
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Over the past few months, I have been deciding what to save for. I have gone between the new iMac, to Powerbook, iBook, and finally, decided on the Powermac. (What ever is the highest end when I buy) Anyways, all that is left to decide is the screen. I need something very large, and am VERY tempted by the Cinema Display. The price is high, but from what I have read, it seems worth it especially for how easy it is on the eyes. Because I do design, I really want a "perfect" screen, aka no dead pixels. For anyone that uses one, have there been any with dead pixels? Thanks. (Sorry for my confusing writing, I am tired. Darn school projects.)
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post #2 of 17
no problems for me so far.
post #3 of 17
Consider purchasing the display in a market with more consumer protection than you seemingly currently enjoy; virtually visit the Apple stores worldwide and check the terms and conditions! For instance, in the UK Apple is obligued to refund the cost of recently bought equipment if returned. (Correspondly, perhaps dead-pixelled displays are destined for lower-priced markets.)
post #4 of 17
Go somewhere, and see a Cinema Display in person. At that point you wont care what Mac you get as long as that display you just bought works with it.

Pictures do not even come close to doing that thing justice. Seeing a picture of it is like getting a description of it. And that is the only way I can describe it. It looks totaly different in person, and bigger. Much bigger. Believe me when I say that Apple does not want to display the new iMac's next to a Cinema Display. They are both fantastic, but the confusion could cause someone to have a stroke on the spot. I could go on about it for days. So I'll stop now.

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post #5 of 17
Apple is a little more helpful unofficially in regards to dead pixels on the cinema display from what I hear. Where as a Powerbook would require 4 dead pixels for a replacement I have read of Apple replacing Cinema Displays with 2. Don't take it as the official policy but just thought I would let you know,

BTW, I've never seen a Cinema Display WITH a dead pixel so that's good too
post #6 of 17
I sure would not want to jinx my Cinema running with my maxed out G4 Cube 500 DVD, but it is FABULOUS :eek: Nothing I can add to what others have said about its clarity and beauty.

Now that I have upgraded to OS X little problems I had encountered when trying to run 9.2 alone on the combination

I found myself absolutely satisfied, and I was one of those early buyers of the ADC version at the awful price of $3999. Of course, I was mad <img src="graemlins/embarrassed.gif" border="0" alt="[Embarrassed]" /> Yet, I am so very happy that I dream of a PowerBook with an ADC port so I can run Japanese DVDs as well as my American ones now going on the G4 Cube.

By the way, anyone seen a new Cinema Display recently? Does the color scheme now match the latest PowerMacs? <img src="confused.gif" border="0">
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post #7 of 17
Yeah, I haven't noticed any dead pixels on any Cinema Displays I've come across. I don't know why. Perhaps I'm not looking hard enough.
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post #8 of 17
[quote]Originally posted by Cubit:
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By the way, anyone seen a new Cinema Display recently? Does the color scheme now match the latest PowerMacs? :confused: </strong><hr></blockquote>

I saw one a couple weeks ago in MicroCenter, and it seemed to match the Quicksilvers and its little brother and sister displays.
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post #9 of 17
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Ya, from looking around, I have not been able to find anyone with any problems.. Unfortunately the ONLY place that carries Macs around here is Comp Usa, and they only have a 15" LCD, (which of coruse I love). I am now planning on getting this with whatever Mac I can afford by the end of the summer. I think Apple is very conscious on all of its pro displays because they know who uses them. The Powerbook not so much, because people are "used" to dead pixels on a laptop...
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post #10 of 17
Might I suggest saving over $1500 on the Cinema Display, and get the display I've raved about on here before: The SGI 1600SW. It's a 17.3" widescreen flat panel, with a 1600X1024 resolution identical to that of the Cinema display. It has a "60hz" pixel response rate, and a contrast rating identical to that of the Cinema display. Since it is smaller, it does have a higher dpi at 110 dpi.

To make it work with a Mac, you either need a video card with an OpenLDI connector, or an SGI MultiLink adapter. It's a black box with a built-in scaler for dealing with non-native resolutions (and it does a wondrous job), and it includes three inputs: VGA, DVI, and Digital RGB. You can find the black box and the display on Ebay for under a thousand dollars sometimes.

I've been running two of these for a few years now, and they're just great. One of mine has one dead pixel in the extreme lower right hand corner. To be quite honest I never notice it. Most manufacturers won't consider your display defective unless it has more than three dead pixels.

The Cinema Display is gorgeous, but I figured I would give you this option... you could certainly save an awful lot of money ;-)
post #11 of 17
[quote]Originally posted by M3D Jack:
<strong>Might I suggest saving over $1500 on the Cinema Display, and get the display I've raved about on here before: The SGI 1600SW. It's a 17.3" widescreen flat panel, with a 1600X1024 resolution identical to that of the Cinema display. It has a "60hz" pixel response rate, and a contrast rating identical to that of the Cinema display. Since it is smaller, it does have a higher dpi at 110 dpi.

To make it work with a Mac, you either need a video card with an OpenLDI connector, or an SGI MultiLink adapter. It's a black box with a built-in scaler for dealing with non-native resolutions (and it does a wondrous job), and it includes three inputs: VGA, DVI, and Digital RGB. You can find the black box and the display on Ebay for under a thousand dollars sometimes.

I've been running two of these for a few years now, and they're just great. One of mine has one dead pixel in the extreme lower right hand corner. To be quite honest I never notice it. Most manufacturers won't consider your display defective unless it has more than three dead pixels.

The Cinema Display is gorgeous, but I figured I would give you this option... you could certainly save an awful lot of money ;-)</strong><hr></blockquote>

1.) 22 inch is a bit different than 17
2.) I have heard they have horrible color reproduction
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[quote]Originally posted by applenut:
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1.) 22 inch is a bit different than 17
2.) I have heard they have horrible color reproduction</strong><hr></blockquote>

Nope, they don't. That was my biggest concern as well being a graphic web designer and I am pleasantly surprised. My one complaint is the constrast ratio, could be 350:1 instead of 300:1, but I can live with that as this thing is gorgeous. Also, LCDs are perfect for anyone who deals with photos, they are crisp and any imperfection or over compression is really noticable, another reason why I love mine.
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post #13 of 17
There are a few of those <a href="http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?MfcISAPICommand=GetResult&ht=1&SortProp erty=MetaEndSort&query=SGI+1600SW" target="_blank">SGI's on eBay.</a> Hmmmm!
post #14 of 17
[quote]Originally posted by applenut:
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1.) 22 inch is a bit different than 17
2.) I have heard they have horrible color reproduction</strong><hr></blockquote>

Yeah, to follow-up, the color reproduction is quite exceptional on the SGI displays. And yeah, I've seen a Cinema Display next to an SGI display, and yes, the 22" is gorgeous next to it... but based on the ebay prices of these displays... you could get two of the SGI displays for the price of one Cinema Display. Besides, I've grown to enjoy the higher dpi on the SGI display
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The cinema displays are nice, but just not worth it to me. I went with a dual monitor setup instead, and I like that so much more than working on the cinema displays at work. Sure they get the ooohs and ahhs, and it's fun to watch dvds on them, but for productivity, ease of use for extended periods of time, and just a more relaxed feel, dual display is where its at for me.
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post #17 of 17
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I got to go see a new iMac, and Cinema display in person a couple days ago, and I am blown away by the Cinema display. I want something that is a SINGL screen, and as large as I can get, so I think this is what I will go for.... If down the line I want duals, I will pick up a 17" after it comes down in price.. Or even two.
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